By Jeff Cox, CNBC.com Senior Writer NEW YORK ( CNBC) -- While the Dow hitting 13,000 made big headlines earlier this week, the Nasdaq's ascent to 3,000 could be the more significant of the two psychological milestones. That's because the Nasdaq, which measures 100 stocks primarily in technology and related fields, actually has been a market leader and could say more about where stocks are headed than the narrowly focused Dow and its 30 industrial companies. The Nasdaq was within a few points of the 3,000 milestone on Thursday, while the Dow continued to hover around the 13,000 mark.
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